Writing 101, Day two: Reflection

 

 

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Reflections

At age eight I made a decision,

To watch the solar eclipse without protection,

I did not know I must watch the reflection in the water,

After hours of watching I discovered in horror,

I was unable to see anything in front of me,

The thought I could not see taught me a valuable lesson.

 

I grew up and made the same blunder,

I turned down a job after a moment’s reflection,

The image in  the mirror,

Revealed my misconception,

I must think before I ink was the conclusion.

 

After moments of introspection,

It became clear,

The need for help was buzzing in my ear,

I badly needed another opinion,

To do what is right was the only consideration.

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365 Writing Prompts: Mirror, mirror

Finish this sentence: “when I look in the mirror, I…..”

I look in the mirror and tell myself, what were you thinking when you were introducing yourself in the online course? Did you not see there were a lot of paragraphs before the  words introduce yourself?

No mirror I did not, either I thought it was there decorating the page or perhaps for the rest of the participants to read and react.

Two days later I’m telling myself, no wonder my brother always accused me of not observing everything around me. This my dear mirror is one I should have been aware of.

Now one hundred forty-nine comments later, I was curious enough to tell myself, now what are all these paragraphs about, introduce yourself shouldn’t be so long.

It’s no use feeling bad, “so mirror next time warn me before I make a mistake of not reading the most important part.”  😦

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DP Daily Prompts: The Mirror Crack’d

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You wake up one morning to a world without mirrors. How does your life–from your everyday routines to your perception of yourself — change?

Mirrors are so important in our lives, at least I think they are. They help me look at myself, if I did not have a good rest in the night, it’s not going to lie, it will show how I look and how can I make myself presentable to people I meet through the day.

I’d lose my self-confidence because I do not have that wonderful thing called the mirror helping me make some necessary changes to my face before I see people.

Without a mirror I will lose my self confidence, I know I’ll have to depend on my friends and family, there are times when they’ll hold back the truth to make me feel good.

My perception of myself will definitely change, I’ll no longer want to meet people, I’ll avoid everyone and may not continue with my job.

There are studies conducted by psychologists that support the self-perception theory, demonstrating that emotions do follow behaviors.

First and foremost thing that will play with my emotion is the lack of mirrors, I feel no one can judge me better than I can.If I’m unable to see myself in the mirror,the first thing  I will lose is my confidence, it is very important for me.

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365 Writing Prompt: Mirror,mirror

Finish this sentence:”Whenever I look in the mirror …..I

Whenever I look in the mirror I think now that our Ramadhan has started, I wonder If I’m losing some weight or gaining instead, no I shouldn’t gain I should lose. I’m fasting for eighteen hours, I don’t eat lunch or snack or any kind of sweets, It should help to lose weight.

Mirrors do not really help it shows one thing in the morning and another in the late afternoon,maybe I should rely on the weighing scale that will give me the true picture.

So mirror, mirror on the wall you do not give me a true picture at all!

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DP Daily Prompt: Mirror,Mirror

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When I look in the mirror , I do feel like a person on the inside.  I am honest. I do not pretend to be anything I’m not.

I know appearances are often deceptive. I’ve seen pictures of people who look innocent but you find out they are serial killers.  But there are others whose face tells the story. From years of deceiving and cheating people their face shows the evil person.

I always think of the saying, “do not judge a book by its cover.” While that is true partially, the opposite can be true also. It is not really helpful either way. Some faces look deceptively innocent and others do not. Only thing I’d say is to know about the person by how he/she behaves at work,in public places or when in the company of friends. They may do certain things that are suspicious.

For the sake of our safety,we need to know more about a person before we decide whether we can trust them.

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DP Daily Prompt: Mirror,Mirror,on the wall Post by Ranu

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I like the story of ‘Snow white and the seven dwarfs,and the evil queen’,every time she went to the mirror to find out who’s the fairest of them all,She never got the reply she wanted. I know this prompt has nothing to do with it. But then again,mirror, mirror on the wall is a reminder.

What does my blog reveal? It tells about me the person. The name of my blog is an example of my love for my Dad.The fact that I lost him early is all the more reason to keep his name alive.

My posts depict what I love.I love Tagore the poet.I have known about him from a very young age.His songs,his poems,his novels reverberates in my mind.I am proud to be a Bengali,it is a gift for me . I feel with every poem,and songs I translate I  am enabling others in a very small way to know,how great he was.

The daily post has given me the opportunity to write a little bit of myself,my likes and dislikes. I have gained some confidence by writing. I have a way to go.At the moment I am happy to write simple incidences of my life.I am not here to bore anyone.I just want to amuse myself.

DP Daily Prompt: Mirror Mirror Post by Ranu

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The Mirror (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mirror  Mirror what do I see. My bedroom laughing in glee! Why? I’ll tell you why. Perhaps she is thrilled to pieces for having a person like the gentle lady occupying the bedroom. The pictures are there,they are not moved around every three days.It’s occupant is not giving her a tough time changing the furniture every few seconds.She is peaceful.Which according to her is heaven on earth!

What’s more there are no intruders disturbing her tranquility.It’s when the good lady opens the doors of her closet,the screechy sound  hurts her ears. But the mirror rather see a room where there is movement every now and then,otherwise it might seem she is viewing a morgue. It is unacceptable. She is happy knowing the owner needs her services to comb her hair,to get dressed, and place all the paraphernalia in front of her.She is always glad to oblige!

It wasn’t liking  the presence of cats.The cats kept coming and going. They got more attention than the mirror. So one day she took matters in her hand.She decided enough is enough. She is going to have a talk with  this lone member in the room. As soon as she walked in the mirror made a crackling sound. Astonished the lady said,”What’s wrong with you, my dear Mirror?”  ” I’m  unhappy” she  said. “Why”? said the lady.  Mirror:”either you do away with your pets or I’m going to leave.”  Lady:”You know I cannot do that.”  Well then said the Mirror,”I’m going to make a quick exit”. Lady,” how can you make an exit,you are a mirror, and an inanimate object at that”. Mirror was furious,” You Watch what I can do”. Immediately it made a loud noise and broke into smithereens.Nothing was left except broken pieces. So this ends the story of the Mirror.The end was spectacular!

Laughter the best medicine for us all by Ranu

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This is the first month of the year 2013. Life for most is getting more and more challenging. Stress,unhealthy food,keeping up with the Jones’ seems to be the order of the day,month,year.I thought since I’m idle at home,I can try to think about some of my experiences and cheer up any one who is interested to read this.

Here it goes: One fine gentleman was riding on a train,he wanted to use the wash room,when he opened the door,the mirror on the wall confused him.Although he saw himself,he thought it was someone else.He came out immediately.A few minutes later he went in and saw the same person i.e himself.He came out again,after a few times,he told himself,what the heck,I’ll use the washroom.When he saw the same image. “He murmured ,it’s okay he belongs to my department.”

One day I went to see the Madame Tussauds Wax museum in London. As I was walking up the stairs,I saw two policemen in one corner,I was about to ask for direction when one of my friends yelled out. “Did you think they were real?” I quickly turned around and pretended I didn’t hear them.

One of our relatives asked my brother, “How is your middle sister?” He was fuming with anger ,he said: “She is my real sister.”

Once we went to a boutique store in Chicago,I asked my brother-in-law to pick a shirt. He picked one and quickly put it back.I asked him,why he did that,this is what he said :’The word boutique or something is on the label,I don’t want it.’

Once a gentleman was visiting London,on the flight there was a passenger trying to tell him something in English. He did not understand what he said, he quickly got his tucked in shirt out. He wanted to say he was a Pakistani.The passenger thought he was trying to pick a fight,he took out his shirt too. Luckily for both of them,the flight attendant came to their rescue.